Today we weeded and pruned the garden ready for the winter months ahead. We also gathered the last of the harvest, which Armes class cooked in their cookery lesson. Finally, we planted some lovely new plants into the wooden planters on the play ground.
Today the children explored our garden, harvesting fruit and vegetables We then had the chance to cook and taste our freshly picked produce. .
The funny (and slightly frustrating) thing about a school garden is that things really get going over the summer. The two Mr H’s and Kate, Tom and Oli cut back the squash leaves (to let the sun and pollinators in on the baby squash and flowers) and harvested the courgettes, cucumbers, tomatoes and a handful […]
Thanks to Mr Swan, Andy, Michelle and Heigham class for getting stuck in in the garden. Bolted salad was picked, tomatoes thinned and staked, cabbages planted, and squash plants put into the the new bed outside the polytunnel. The crops in the keyhole garden are also coming on. Our main aim is to get autumn […]
Heigham class enjoy their second session gardening. Ms McConnell and Mr Swan take 12 children to the garden centre on Dereham Road to buy some flowers and vegetables. Mr McConnell and Mrs Parkins work with about 15 children to plant vegetable seeds specially selected for an autumn harvest, and Mr Hubery works with a small […]
As the sun beat down Heigham took over in the garden. There were loads of jobs to do. They needed to harvest the vegetables that were ready for sale – this included our first crop of potatoes and broadbeans – and there were lots of tidying and planting jobs to do. Strawberries were planted up […]
We will be setting up our stall again on the playground at the end of the day tomorrow (Friday 15th June). We will have eggs, mixed salad, and our first crop of broad beans and potatoes. In an effort to be more eco-minded, please bring your own bag or tub to carry home what you […]
I popped in today to give the other Mr H a rest from watering. Planting all this stuff is all well and good, but it all requires regular watering; daily in hot weather, and with stuff growing across the site its a good hour and a half job! Having watered, I planted up two ‘three […]
The weather forecast promised thunderstorms, but we were spared. Instead the sun came out and we enjoyed a final session together in the garden. We topped up the keyhole garden – the soil had settled over the week leaving sunken areas that needed filling – and planted sweet peas and tomato plants. We also harvested […]
Turner class worked hard today in the garden. One group shifted 2 tonnes of compost-enriched topsoil to complete the keyhole garden; another worked with Andy to transplant salads from pots to bed; the third group worked with Ms Lewis and Hazel to plant a new border along the fence, and a forth group visited the […]